Boomkat Product Review:
This is so good - Spectral songwriter Ekin Fil dispatches a new album of haunted-pop from Istanbul Berlin’s Vaagner/Vakner labels, huge tip if yr into Grouper.
Arriving in the midnight wake of ‘You, Only’, Ekin returns with a reissue of a long sold-out tape for No Kings. ‘Heavy’ is perhaps a knowing misnomer for the album’s gauzy, elusive atmospheric qualities, but does suit its emotive heft perfectly. In seven parts she speaks to lonely, isolationist moods discreetly yet directly, typically using reverb and a web of SFX to render her voice and music like a massive, woollen shroud or comfort blanket of sound weft from glossolalic gild and charged air.